3-12 Using Models Use the model given to answer the questions about the object or process being modeled.
A mountain climber models the temperature (in °F) at elevation (in ft) by
(a) Find the temperature at an elevation of 1500 ft.
(b) If the temperature is 64 °F, What is the elevation?
It is given that the model for the temperature is .
Here, is the elevation of the mountain.
We need to find the temperature (T) at an elevation of 1500 ft.
It represents .
Now substitute in the given model
The elevation of the mountain.
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